2018 Nebula Award for Best Novel
I had to put off this final story in the Broken Earth trilogy simply because I devoured the previous two with breakneck speed. As the story concludes, N. K. Jemisin's talent does not. Readers have reached the end of Nassun's journey, but I daresay that it won't be the last time you enter the Stillness. Recommended By Alex Y., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with The Fifth Season, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016, and The Obelisk Gate, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2017.
The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.
Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe.
For Nassun, her mother’s mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.
This is the way the world ends...for the last time.
"The depth and breadth of Jemisin's achievement with this trilogy is geologic. These books are a revolution in which I want to take part." NPR Books
"Jemisin deliberately refuses to provide easy answers: they're simply not available, in this world or ours. Painful and powerful." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"The Stone Sky...establishes [Jemisin] as arguably the most important speculative writer of her generation...It's that good. She's that good." John Scalzi, Wall Street Journal
About the Author
N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author who won the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Fifth Season, which was also a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, and the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Obelisk Gate. She previously won the Locus Award for her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and her short fiction and novels have been nominated multiple times for Hugo, World Fantasy, Nebula, and RT Reviewers’ Choice awards, and shortlisted for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. awards. She is a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times, and you can find her online at nkjemisin.com.